Deja Vu Blogfest

DL Hammons at Cruising Altitude 2.0 is holding the Deja Vu Blogfest on his site. So I just had to enter cause I’m lazy like that. I love that all I have to do is re-post something I’ve already posted before.That’s how I roll.
Here’s the deets…
In his words:  
Some of my longtime followers (any of you still out there) know that I’ve broached this before.  I even came up with the BLOG RECYCLE STATION where I encouraged fellow bloggers to leave a link to one of their favorite blog posts in the comments of that post.  Innovative, maybe, but now I’m ready to do one better.  Thus I’ve teamed up with three awesome blogging buddies, Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl), Lydia Kang, and Nicole Ducleroir, to bring you….
How will this work?  First, sign-up to participate with Mr. Linky below (or at any of the ladies blogs above), then shout out to all of your blogging friends and encourage them to sign up as well.  Take the badge above and plaster it everywhere, blogging graffiti gone wild.  Then on December 16th all of those taking part will re-post their favorite blog offering, or one that never received the exposure it should have.  Then as the day unfolds and everyone hops from one blog to another, what they will be reading is the best of the best (as determined by you).  That day the blogosphere will be chock full of past writing brilliance!  Encouragement, enlightenment, knowledge, bared souls, stimulation, hilarity, insecurities, success stories!  All on display…the very same day…like no other time before.  Some of them will no doubt be familiar, well-deserving a second read, but a good many will be the first time you’ve seen them.  And it couldn’t be any easier to take part…no writing necessary!
Go check the other participants’ entries here.
Here’s my re-post… 

I wrote this last year for Christmas and it’s something from my heart. It’s just something about me, so I hope you enjoy it. 


First off I’m a guest blogger today over at CA Marshall’s 12 Days of Christmas blogfest. Please go HERE  to check it out and leave a comment. She should have it up sometime today.
 
Okay, I absolutely love the song ‘I’ll Be Home for Christmas’.  It has special meaning to me because of the story my father would tell with tears glistening in his eyes under the lights of the decked out tree each year. Back when my father was a little boy, he had a baby sister who was very ill.  This was in the 1940s and medical treatments weren’t as advanced as they are now.  She died right before Christmas, and on the drive from the hospital, my father remembers the song, I’ll Be Home for Christmas was playing on the radio during the ride home. From that time on, the song held special meaning for him. And after all the years that have past, he still remembers his sister’s short life fondly. 
As I was growing up, and as I had my own children, I would wonder how Meme (my grandmother) was feeling during such a terrible loss. Then came my son’s illness at five-years-old.  My youngest had Hodgkin’s, which is a cancer in the lymphoid system. I remember the fear of losing him, the elation when he was cured, and the compassion I felt for all the mothers in the world who wouldn’t be as lucky as me. 

So, at your places of worship or beside your beds at night, say an extra prayer for the children, mothers, fathers, and those who love them.  Be they stricken with cancer or other ailments, or protecting us in all the corners of the world, each person is someone’s child or beloved.  

Peace and Love to all of you.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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